Speaking of the gig, Metallica's Lars Ulrich has said:
“We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading & Leeds for the fourth time. We are practically the house band. Bring it!”
...whie the festivals' boss Melvin Benn has added:
“I’m excited to be able to announce Metallica as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2015. Their amazing live show promises to be a favourite with rock, metal and genuine music fans at the UK's most important music festival, perfectly topping a bill of brilliant acts from across the genres. I’m looking forward to revealing the rest of the Festival line up, which will feature the absolute best of rock, indie, dance and hip hop and will only add to the amazing atmosphere that make Reading & Leeds so special.”
Next year's Reading & Leeds Festivals take place across the weekend of August 28 - 30, 2015. Tickets for the festivals are on sale now and you can even pay for yours with their £50 instalment scheme. For all the info on that, head to www.readingfestival.com or www.leedsfestival.com.